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Mexico’s Velas Resorts Continue to Make Waves in the Social Media Sphere:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Welcomed Twitter Mavens ZipSetGo.com Girls
For 1st Ever #TNI Travel Tweetup

 
Vallarta, Rivera Nayarit, Mexico (December 20, 2010) – Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit along with ZipSetGo.com and the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted the first ever remote #TNI (Travelers Night In) tweetchat.  The Mexico’s Pacific Coast-themed event took place on November 18th as part of the ZipSetGo.com Go Girls Getaway Tweetup Weekend at the resort.  The event was spearheaded by the Miami-based public relations and marketing firm KWE Partners.
 
Held in the Grand Velas Lobby Bar and streamed live over the internet, the #TNI event drew great attention to the Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta area.  Over 3,500 tweets on Mexico's pacific coast were cast, resulting in just under 15.5 million impressions by 950,000+ people, one of the highest yet for any #TNI.  The ZipSetGo.com Girls and other major travel influencers, including National Geographic Traveler, travelgirl Magazine, Travel Dudes and Gadling, provided great insights into the minds of travelers, discussing favorite resorts, activities, Mexican food and cultural gems.  A favorite of several participants, Vallarta Adventure’s Dolphin Encounter received rave reviews from the ZipSetGo.com Go Girls who got to graciously ride the fins and kiss the bottlenose a day prior.
 
“On the heels of the first ever social media workshops at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta and prior to Food Blogger Camp 2011 being held at our sister property in Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit excitedly welcomed the ZipSetGo Girls and the rest of the Twitter-verse for #TNI last month,” said Rolando Miravete, the resort’s Managing Director.
 
Regularly noted as the largest organized travel chat of its kind and recently a top 10 twitter trending topic in the US, #TNI is a weekly tweetchat that takes place Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST during which a different travel theme is entertained, creating a dynamic interactive discussion within the travel twitter community around the globe.
 
For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, please call 1-888-320-7579 or visit www.vallarta.grandvelas.com.  For upcoming topics and more information on Travelers’ Night In #TNI, go to www.ZipSetGo.com/travelers-night-events.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award.  The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites.  The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 80 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon.  Five restaurants, three of which have been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, feature stylish decor and a la carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.
 
About KWE Partners
For over 30 years, first in New York City and now in Miami, KWE Partners has been an award-winning strategic marketing and public relations firm that specializes in luxury travel, lifestyle and real estate.  Creator of the KWEst PROcess for strategic market positioning and product development, we develop innovative solutions for industry brand leaders, from global hotel brands, boutique hotels, spas and resort developments, to destinations, airlines, cruise lines and travel technologies. Whether it’s rebranding an established business or destination, or launching a new product or service, we get results. We do this by identifying and developing marketing strengths, tapping into lifestyle trends, opening doors for strategic alliances and applying new media techniques to get clients noticed.
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Contact: 

Megan Sterritt
KWE Group
305-476-5424  
sterritt@kwegroup.com
 

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Also See: Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit Named a Top Resort In Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards / December 2010

Mexico’s Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Earn 26 AAA Diamonds in 2011; Grand Velas Riviera Maya & Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Top the Charts with AAA Five Diamond Awards / October 2010

2010 “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa” Awarded to Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya By Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide / January 2010

2009 Most Excellent Resort Awarded to Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Nuevo Vallarta By Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel Guide / February 2009

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Awarded AAA Five Diamond-Award for Second Year in a Row / November 2007
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